Getting 4 month old triplets with acid reflux to sleep all night.

Nancy - posted on 10/14/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am the grandmother of an almost 3-yr. old and a set of triplets born in June (1 month early). The triplets all have acid reflux. We are having trouble getting mom and dad a good night sleep. They are feeding at 7 pm and again at 2 pm, then 7 a.m. It's hit & miss whether the babies sleep during that time. Usually they'll sleep until about midnight then start fussing and we start popping binkies to soothe them so everyone can get some sleep. But whoever's turn it is to watch babies typically does not get much sleep. Seems like one is always fussing and we're trying to keep them quiet so the other person can sleep. What are we doing wrong? They don't want to let them cry because they don't want everyone else woken up and they feel they are too young to just let cry. They worry about the acid reflux. All babies are currently sleeping in Rock & Plays. They have shifts of people in and out throughout the day. Night shift is a little slim. One person may stay up with them til the 2 a.m feeding then my daughter-in-law will stay up and listen the rest of the night. Other times my daughter-in-law takes the early shift and someone else takes the 2 a.m. to 7 shift so she can sleep. My son had to go back to work after 3 mos. so he needs to get his rest. They often take the two shifts themselves on weekends or if they have no one else. They are exhausted! Anybody else go through this? Can you offer any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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Nancy - posted on 10/25/2016

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Thanks Sue! I appreciate you taking time to respond. I did just recently see something about 4 month sleep regression. I will start doing some research into that! Again, thanks for your response!

Sue - posted on 10/24/2016

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I noticed no one has posted yet...makes it seem like there isn't an easy solution...which there isn't! If their sleep patterns have become more erratic recently, maybe they are going through what is called "4 month sleep regression". You might find some useful suggestions by googling that. My daughter's twins required very different routines so I can imagin how difficult coordinating for triplets must be! They are reaching the stage they will need to be awake more during the day so maybe this will make for better nights. Blessings to you for helping them with this. Praying this stage will soon pass.

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